Calathea Rattlesnake

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  • Spotted Yellow, Green & Purple Foliage
  • Great For First Time Gardeners
  • Yellow-Orange Flowers
  • Indirect Sunlight

A colorful addition to the prayer plant family! Its foliage is a combination of spotted light yellow-green and deep green with deep purple undersides. By day the leaves lay flat, then in the evening they curl upwards as if they are in prayer. The Rattlesnake Calathea is easy to care for making it a great first plant! When growing conditions are right, this plant produces yellow-orange flowers in the late spring to early summer.

Best Locations For Growing Rattlesnake Calathea

Place the Rattlesnake Calathea in a warm room away from drafts with access to morning sunlight. Any room in your home is suitable as long as conditions are desirable. Kitchens, bedrooms, and family rooms are the most popular.

Rattlesnake Calathea Sunlight Requirements

Indirect sunlight is best for the Rattlesnake Calathea. Some morning sun is tolerable. A North facing window is desirable for this plant.

Rattlesnake Calathea Care

Remove spent blooms and dead foliage to keep the plant healthy. Repot and replace soil for the Rattlesnake Calathea yearly to keep it healthy and growing. Soil should be a well-drained potting mix with peat moss mixed in. Start with a 4” inch size pot and increase size by two to four inches as necessary.

Watering Rattlesnake Calathea

Water when the top one to two inches of soil is dry. Water needs are average. Mist regularly to maintain desired humidity.

Feeding Rattlesnake Calathea

During spring and summer, feed every four weeks with a fertilizer specific to house plants.

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.